New Zealand Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is intended for people who teach, care for, or otherwise work with children, adolescents, and their whānau.

This qualification will benefit industry through providing people who can identify when specialist help is needed and what type of help is appropriate.

This qualification uses psychological theories and principles, including those within the fields of clinical child psychology, developmental, behavioural and indigenous psychologies, to achieve advanced understanding of child and adolescent behaviour.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Behavioural Science at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308

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